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MCMM
Monthly Medicare health insurance coverage

Description

[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For all persons aged 65 and older, MCMM is a set of unedited monthly health insurance variables indicating whether they have Medicare coverage in a given calendar month. For persons aged 65 and older, individuals were assigned Medicare coverage if: (1) They answered "Yes" to a follow-up question on whether they received Social Security benefits; (2) They were covered by Medicaid/SCHIP, other public hospital/physician coverage or Medigap coverage; (3) Their spouse was age 65 or over and covered by Medicare; or (4) They reported TRICARE coverage. By adding MCMM to your data cart, you are in effect adding 12 monthly health insurance coverage variables (MCJA-MCDE), one variable for each calendar month.

Monthly Health Insurance Coverage Variables 

  • MCJA: Covered by Medicare in January
  • MCFE: Covered by Medicare in February
  • MCMA: Covered by Medicare in March
  • MCAP: Covered by Medicare in April
  • MCMY: Covered by Medicare in May
  • MCJU: Covered by Medicare in June
  • MCJL: Covered by Medicare in July
  • MCAU: Covered by Medicare in August
  • MCSE: Covered by Medicare in September
  • MCOC: Covered by Medicare in October
  • MCNO: Covered by Medicare in November
  • MCDE: Covered by Medicare in December

Codes

This is a 1-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.

Universe

The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.

Availability

  • 1996-2018

Weights

Flags

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